The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office found an officer within his rights to use deadly force in a February incident in San Bernardino.
San Bernardino Police Officer Jason Betts shot Corey Allyn Day, 29, of San Bernardino, after Day allegedly pointed his gun at the officer during an alcohol-fueled rampage at his home, according to the district attorney’s report.
Day was shot once in the abdomen, and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was treated and interviewed by police. He has been charged with one count of assault on a police officer with a semiautomatic firearm, and is currently awaiting trial.
Police were called to Day’s home about 4:45 a.m. after his wife left the home with her three children in fear because he was yelling and breaking windows in the house after a party at a bar in Redlands that was concluding at the home.
In his police interview, Day has no recollection of pointing the gun at the officer, or even why he had the gun.